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  • Spirit Noms Analysis: 'All Is Lost,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Short Term 12′ Join Must-See List

    "12 Years a Slave" and "Nebraska" may have earned the most nominations for the Indie Spirit Awards, but the biggest beneficiaries could be films including "All is Lost" (pictured), "Blue Jasmine," "Before Midnight," "Enough Said," "Fruitvale Station"...
  • Scarlett Johansson and 'Her' Voice Ineligible for Golden Globes

    Scarlett Johansson will not compete in the Golden Globes race for "Her," sources confirm to Variety, as she is ineligible in the HFPA's best supporting actress category. Johansson remains eligible in the best supporting actress category for SAG Awards...
  • Is '12 Years a Slave' an Indie? Here Are the Spirit Awards Rules of Eligibility

    Tuesday morning's announcement of Indie Spirit Award nominations brought the annual head-scratching over some selections, in terms of eligibility. Many films were disqualified because of budget or nationality of the key contributors. On the flip side,...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Patton Oswalt to Host Spirit Awards

    Patton Oswalt will host the 29th annual Independent Spirit Awards. The 2014 ceremony, honoring the best in independent film, will take place on March 1 in Santa Monica with the broadcast airing that evening at 10 p.m. ET/PT on IFC. Nominations will be...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

    "12 Years a Slave" landed three Gotham Independent Film Award nominations on Thursday morning, leading all other movies, in a nod to its growing momentum as awards season kicks off. The Fox Searchlight drama that opened to rave reviews last week earned...
  • First Look: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as Gay Grooms in 'Love is Strange'

    John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are headed to the chapel in this first released image of the upcoming dramatic comedy "Love is Strange," provided exclusively to Variety. Lithgow and Molina play a gay New York couple who finally decide to tie the knot...
  • The New England Underground Film Festival Comes To Hartford on Oct. 5

    The New England Underground Film Festival Comes To Hartford on Oct. 5
    The appeal of independent film has always been about more than the quality of the movies themselves. The term "independent" carries a mystique of its own — a suggestion of home-grown, organic creativity unleashed to the world against the odds. Think...
  • October Awards Buzz: What's on Top and What's Not

    Awards-watchers were positively drunk with excitement during the Venice-Telluride-Toronto fests, but a month later, everybody has started to sober up as additional contenders are being screened. Entering the conversation in a big way are Warner Bros.'...
  • Besedka Johnson dies at 87; discovered by Hollywood at age 85

    Besedka Johnson dies at 87; discovered by Hollywood at age 85
    At 85, Besedka Johnson was discovered by Hollywood in the locker room of a Los Angeles gym. An executive producer of the movie "Starlet" was also working out at the YWCA when "she recognized some sort of star quality in Johnson" and asked her to...
  • 'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen

     'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen
    It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...